Thursday, May 01, 2008

Click to see a larger image of this mural in Chimoio.


The Massinga Crew


Chimoio's Market

The Mule Man

Chimoio's new mural.

A painting student.

An instructing professor.

A painting instructor.

A teacher painting.

Our amazing instructor, Mirel, instructing.

Mixing paint.

Mirel.

Another teacher hard at work.

A community artists who also loves short shorts.

Teamwork.

Before we could paint, we had to scrape and clean the wall.

Me. Giving orders as usual.

The preoccupied art crew.

Hamilthon posing in front of Chimoio's new mural.

The Art Club representatives from the southern region of Mozambique.

Kevin and the art students.

Hamilthon observing the win of his team.

EbĂȘn devouring bananas in an eating competition.

Jared and Kevin hard at work.

Preliminary paintings for the mural.

Sketches for the mural.

Hamilthon reflecting on his experiences during the week.

Massinga's very own Mod Squad.

A giant plant and two tiny volunteers.

Competition in the spirit of movement and action.


The Pirate King.

Art session.

Critique.

Critique.

The gentlemen of Massinga enjoying lunch.

Justino enjoying Chimoio.

During the first week of holiday, I, along with two students and my counterpart, had the pleasure of visiting Chimoio, in Manica Province, for a communication conference sponsored by JOMA. As you can see we all had an incredible time where we attended art sessions, learned about gender and leadership, toured the city, and painting a mural together. The whole conference was an amazing learning experience, not only for the young boys but for the teachers and PCVs as well. Although, getting up at 5:30 just to get a hot shower was a bit painful, the fact that I was able to enjoy a shower at all was undeniably sensational. At the weeks end, we presented our sketches and the students talked about the theme for our mural: The Progressive Movement of Women in Mozambique.

5 Comments:

Blogger Jessie said...

glad you had so much fun at the conference!
i would have dominated a banana eating competition over there.
take care!

10:20 AM  
Blogger Pamelamaule said...

Hi Patrick,
It's so nice to see you and your students in action. Also, very nice to be seeing you and hearing from you again on your blog site.
Love, MOM XXOO

9:07 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Hi, my name is Heather from Moz6(Monapo) I found you're blog through another volunteer's. Your pictures are great. I would like to put a link to your blog on my Moz website, if that's ok. But I can't really tell which province you're in. Let me know if it's ok and where you are. Tchau, Heather

http://heatherleila3.googlepages.com/home

1:00 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Hi, my name is Heather from Moz6(Monapo) I found you're blog through another volunteer's. Your pictures are great. I would like to put a link to your blog on my Moz website, if that's ok. But I can't really tell which province you're in. Let me know if it's ok and where you are. Tchau, Heather

http://heatherleila3.googlepages.com/home

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Patrick:

I am a Malawian poet living in southern Illinois where I run a tiny new literary press. By this note I am asking for your permission to use your photograph "Maputo-sunset" as part of a three-image front cover design for a short print-run poetry book entitled THE SUN WHISPERS, WAIT, which I am currently preparing for publication very shortly.

I would appreciate permission for free reproduction of your photograph. Please send me your details for acknowledgement on the back cover of the book. Should you like to see how your photograph will appear on the book, please let me have your current email address, and I will send you a cover proof for your examination.

Please respond to me at the following email address: likoma1@verizon.net. I look forward to your prompt response.

Yours sincerely,

Frank

11:28 AM  

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